A collection of hunting stories, advice, and reminiscences from Archibald Rutledge....
|Title||:||hunter s choice|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||497 Pages|
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hunter s choice Reviews
An excellent collection of hunting stories and reminiscences. The first story is about plotting how to drive a buck past the stand of a lady visitor from Philadelphia. "I'm giving a big deer drive tomorrow," I said. "There will be twenty men and one woman--but I hear she wears pants.""Great Gawd," was Steve's comment."Green ones," I went on.Of course, when he actually meets her, "I was ashamed of the way in which I had bandied words with Steve about the nature of her attire. She was slender, graceful, and very lovely. She looked like Maid Marian. Clad in Lincoln green, with a jaunty feather in her Robin Hood's cap, she was the attraction of all eyes. I could see that all the men were in love with her, and I didn't feel any too emotionally normal myself."Previously he had arranged with Steve to drive a famous flat-horned back past her stand. Steve accomplishes this by running alongside the hounds and waving his wife's red-and-white checked petticoat to divert the deer toward her. And of course she ends up shooting the buck, though never having hunted before. It's a great combination of refined irony and frontier humor, just what you might expect from a member of South Carolina's rural gentry.Not all the essays are humorous; much of them are commentary and reflections on North American hunting, with some prescriptive implications and quiet notices of the passing away of the environmental contexts which in part formed the conditions for virtue, in the face of 20th century progress.